Recent Blogs

CareSet Journey: Readmission Case Study

By Brian Lang | October 9, 2017

Knowing the scale of your market and the trends that point to opportunities for your product is what CareSet Pathway is all about. This case study looks at trends in cancer patient readmissions and points to where those trends are most pronounced.

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Immuno-oncology 101

By Ashwin Varma | August 24, 2017

In March 2011, the FDA approved a little molecule called Ipilimumab, better known as Yervoy. Learn why we think Yervoy’s approval marked the dawn of the immuno-oncology age.

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CareSet Scholarly Citations

By Brian Lang | July 24, 2017

CareSet and it’s co-founders can have a history of advocacy and thought leadership around data security, “hactivism,” and data journalism. Below is a collection of some of our favorite attributions. https://www.xconomy.com/texas/2017/03/06/%E2%80%8Bex-vice-president-biden-to-speak-about-cancer-moonshot-at-sxsw/ Shah, A. (2017, March 6). Ex-Vice President Biden to speak about Cancer Moonshot at SXSW. Retrieved from https://www.xconomy.com/texas/2017/03/06/%E2%80%8Bex-vice-president-biden-to-speak-about-cancer-moonshot-at-sxsw/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/oreillymedia/2014/04/13/leading-by-example-two-stories/#2bf490c4280c O’Reilly, T. (2014, April 13).…

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CareSet Propels Cancer Data Innovation at SXSW 2017

By Brian Lang | April 3, 2017

CareSet hosted “Cancer Data: Driving Medication Purchase Decisions” at SXSW Interactive on March 12, 2017 at the Austin Convention Center.

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CareSet at SXSW 2017

By Marc Mansueto | March 10, 2017

The CareSet team is heading to Austin! Here’s where we’ll be at SXSW 2017 Interactive. We invite everyone to stop by and say hello! Friday, March 10th, 2017, Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm Health IT Developer Meet Up Location: JW Marriott Room 207 Austin, TX 78701 A meet up for Health IT developers, investors, and enthusiasts…

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Design a Medicare Data Power Tool

By Fred Trotter | November 2, 2016

Step 1 of 6: Get a VRDC Seat As the first Medicare data vendor, the ultimate source of CareSet’s Medicare claims data is the CMS Virtual Research Data Center (VRDC) program. VRDC, and its more complex cousin, the Qualified Entity (QE) program, are the official ways that the private industry may now commercialize Medicare claims…

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The Combination is The Crowbar

By Fred Trotter | October 24, 2016

Did it matter how many numbers were on this safe’s combination lock? Nope! Only the tools pictured were used to open this safe, according to the forums where I found this image. This situation is analogous to healthcare cybersecurity and sophisticated cyberattacks. All the energy we put into protecting patient privacy is similar to the…

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The First Medicare Data Vendor, the Nintendo Wii of healthcare data

By Fred Trotter | August 30, 2016

CareSet Systems is the first Medicare Data Vendor. Soon, we will release our first analysis from Medicaid and also be the first Medicare/Medicaid data vendor. We think this will make CareSet into the “innovator’s dilemma” for the healthcare data industry. Traditional data vendors like IMS, Truven, Optum and First Databank will likely continue to do…

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Medicare Part A Decoded

By Staff Writer | August 16, 2016

This analysis identifies general trends and top performers within each segment of Medicare Part A (hospital care) to provide a better understanding of how Medicare has changed in recent years. A steady rise in health care costs appears to be favoring large organizations and driving a shift from billing procedures as inpatient to outpatient services.…

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Healthcare IT reading list

By Fred Trotter | May 24, 2014

My Programmable Self Behavior Change Reading list has been one of my most popular posts. I still think any Health IT expert should be well-versed in behavior change science, since so many healthcare issues boil down to behavior change problems… either for patients or providers or both. But the other day, I was having drinks…

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